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Anyone else has weird and quirky cultural/family -specific ‘limitations’ or ‘traditions’?

For example, in my family:

• When we’re eating at the same table, no two people can drink at once. You can only drink in turn, and precedence is given from youngest to oldest (and this has always been my favourite since I’m the youngest 😎)

• We can only clip our nails in the morning, otherwise it’s ‘bad’ (mother gave no other explanation on why it was ‘bad’)

• We also should only cut our hair in the morning, and on Mondays if we can.

• We cannot have a shower whilst the sun is setting.

• We cannot sleep whilst the sun is setting.

• Killing spiders is ‘bad’.

• You should give money/presents to your guests and people that visit you (but this goes both ways as also guests can leave money and presents for you.)

• If you are the one to invite other people to a restaurant/bar/whatever, you should pay for everyone otherwise it’s kinda shameful.

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Pluto 🚲
I cant think of any. Do you know where the drinking tradition comes from?
Bravefoot投稿者
No idea, though it’s an Albanian thing most probably 🤷🏻♀️😂
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1) not clipping nails in the evenings 2) don’t color the hair if someone from the family died 3) killing spiders is also bad, mom tells that they bring luck 4) also if you are visiting someone first time or after a long time then you definitely have to buy something, it can be chocolate or souvenir I could remember only those but probably there are a lot more things. And I don’t follow any of those tho 😀
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Bravefoot投稿者
Ohhh, the ‘don’t colour the hair’ thing is quite quirky 🙃
DELETED USER
Bravefoot, it is a more religious tradition
Escape
Nothing big, just what's considered generally polite. Like bringing a little something when you go on a formal visit, paying the bill if you invite people somewhere, giving precedence to the elderly/ infirm, as a dinner guest eating whatever is put in front of you, (or disappearing it) etc.
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Bravefoot投稿者
I love the ‘disappearing it’ part 😀😂😂
Escape
Dogs and oversized napkins are our friends
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Bravefoot投稿者
Escape, Never had the pleasure of getting help from a dog 😢 Also, there’s usually too many prying eyes to be able to use the napkin trick in my situations 😑
Escape
You need to stop dining with people who have nothing better to do than watch you eat
Bravefoot投稿者
Escape, I guess I’ll have to start disowning multiple family members then
Escape
Yep, get rid of those food stalkers
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JADED JOEY (🙊5)
When eating leave the best parts for the kids. They also can scratch all the bowls, get the most cookies and the biggest slice of cake. Unless my mother's husband sits at the table. Then leave it all to him. #Futterneid
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Bravefoot投稿者
hahahaha, that sounds nice! Reminds me when I was a kid, and the adult men in the family would always leave some beer at the bottom of their bottles/cans for the kids to drink :D
Bravefoot投稿者
JADED JOEY (🙊5), 😂😂😂
Jjplag
Spiders going up the wall brings good luck, if it's going down it's bad luck (and more ok to kill it, if you chose to). Don't kill ladybugs, ever. Nicely put them out the window.
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Bravefoot投稿者
Ohhhh, interesting! In my ‘culture’ if a spider is dropping down and manages to reach the floor, it means that someone is going to visit you. However, if it drops but goes back up (so, it doesn’t reach the floor) it means someone is thinking of coming to visit you, but they’re undecided.
Panni
Eating everything you put on your plate, it brings good weather next day When my grandfather still lived, he as the head of the house was to be served everything to the table where he sat at the end turning his back to the kitchen Don’t wash clothes on Sundays, Sunday’s are rest days only do what’s necessary. Feed the animals before you eat in the morning Don’t drink cold water when you eat soup, really don’t drink at all when you eat soup.
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🍼🏍🔥Garsbriel❓
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When I was kid, kids didn't have to talk during meals, only adults might talk, except if adults gave the permission. We always had to have our two hands on table when eating. Bread on table don't have a master. It does mean that you can't say a piece of bread on the table is yours, unless you're eating it. Eat or talk, never do the two things in the same time. Never run inside house, or devil will catch you. Always brush your teeth after a meal. Always go to bed before monsters wake up in dark night. Listen twice more than you talk. That's why mother nature gave us two ears and only one mouth. Don't kill a living being unless you need to eat it for not starving (also true for bugs too, what I don't do more). Always say "Hello Mister" or "Hello Madam" not just "Hello", which was impolite when I was a kid. Always tell "please" at the end of a request, and reply "thank you" when one gives you something. And learn to apologise was an often repeated lesson and a rule at home.
Bravefoot投稿者
Oh, wow, some sound polite whilst others... a bit conservative 😂 I love the bread one, that’s interesting. At our table if a puece/slice of bread is taken by someone, than by default it is theirs
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🍼🏍🔥Garsbriel❓
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Bravefoot That's how out parents taught us how to share, even our bread... 😉
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🍼🏍🔥Garsbriel❓
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Bravefoot ... And yes, I have had a rather strict education, mostly concerning how to be polite. On the other hand, I lived on a country side small town about 30 km far from Paris center, and we were almost free to go wherever we wanted and to play freely whatever we wanted. And we have experimented plenty of stuffs out of adults sight
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Bravefoot投稿者
🍼🏍🔥Garsbriel❓, reminds me when I used to live in the countryside until I was 5 yearsl old, those were beautiful times ❤️
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🍼🏍🔥Garsbriel❓
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Bravefoot Yes. I would have never been so free if I didn't grow up on country side... My beloved wife has also grew up on country side. Her grandmother had her custody until she was in age to go at school around 5 yo. These are also her best chilhood memories.
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Kainer
Good weather next day only when I finished everything on the plate was a daily mantra 😁
Bravefoot投稿者
Ha! What happened when it rained the next day? Your parents acted like it wasn’t there? 😂
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Kainer
Bravefoot, they told the one kid which didn‘t finish it is their fault 😅
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Bravefoot投稿者
Kainer, ugh 🙄😂😂
Obtiks
Bravefoot, why is rain bad weather?
Bravefoot投稿者
Obtiks, because it’s generally seen, in this day and age and society, that raining is bad weather. I personally don’t mind it too much, but it does cause my hair to get frizzy (thus putting to waste the 1 hour spent straightening it) so it’s not something that puts a smile on my face. However, if I’m at home, than I love rainy days because I find the sound of the drops hitting the pavement/ different surfaces very soothing and I sleep better 😁
Obtiks
Bravefoot, we have an amazing monsoon season.... and thats when we go out most... getting wet and splashed.... kinda amazing times. some of my best memories
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Bravefoot投稿者
Obtiks, if I was still a child I would totally get into puddles and roll around the mud 😢
Obtiks
Bravefoot, we all are children in our hearts...
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Jewado
If you hang a horseshoe on the wall point the prongs up to catch luck. Upside-down it'll pour out.
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Bravefoot投稿者
We had a horseshoe in our last house - perks of having a superstitious mother 👀😂
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Holy macaroni. What kind of maniacs would forbid multiple drinking, or not showering at sunset? At least half of all these make no sense... I remember that a few years ago, during breakfast on Sunday, we were only allowed to speak English. I think it encouraged me to be silent more to improve my English 😅 For a long time, we had time period rules between my brother and me to get on the computer. The afternoon was my brother's time period, mine was the evening.
Bravefoot投稿者
Right?! They make no sense 😂 But Imm so used to them I now follow those ‘rules’ subconsciously 😭
ml3269
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hm... my mum protests when I like to drink my whisky from the bottle... on christmas eve...
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Bravefoot投稿者
Hahaha, tell her it’s your ‘new’ family tradition ;)
ml3269
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Bravefoot, I tried... but she knows me too well...
Prince Asad Khan
I can't this of any..m
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Black Widow (Missy)
Just some that I can think of: 1. Don’t cut your hair when pregnant. 2. Never sit on pillows or tables. They’re for your food or head, not your stink butt. 3. Always take your shoes off before entering the house. Also before entering someone else’s house. 4. Children and elderly get fed first, then the adults. 5. Always wash your hands before leaving the cemetery. 6. Only eat what you can, otherwise it’s wasteful. 7. Bring something when visiting friends e.g. cookies, milk, cake etc You know you’ll be offered a hot drink, it’s always a good idea to have something to eat with it.😃 8. If you cook dinner, someone else must wash the dishes. Only used when cooking for more than 2 people. I’m too sleepy to think of more
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ml3269
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usefull stuff though... 😊😊😊😊
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Hyde
The cooking one is a good idea, and one that we use on our home.
Hyde
1. If you invite someone to a restaurant, you pay unless you declare it a "Dutch treat" at the time of invite. This means everyone pays for themselves. 2. You do not wear a hat when you are sitting at the table or eating a meal. It's just disrespectful 3. When visiting friends that have just suffered a loss (someone in the family died), bring food. This is to remove one of the daily burdens from the family during this time of hardship.
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Bravefoot投稿者
Ohhh, the hat one is interesting- mainly because it recurs in plenty of cultures / traditions, and I’ve always wondered why? What is it about a simple, threat-less hat that raises people’s hackles? 😂
Hyde
Bravefoot, I'm not sure, my guess would be that it is a sign of respect to remove your hat before sitting down.
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Black Widow (Missy)
Ah yes, we also remove our hats before sitting at the table to eat. It’s weird to see someone with that hat on, like what’s the purpose of it during meal time?
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Obtiks
whoever invited you for dinner, you should always pay...
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Hyde
Unless they declare it a "Dutch treat", then everybody pays for themselves
Bravefoot投稿者
Hyde, 😂😂😂😂
Obtiks
Hyde, 😂, nope... you should pay, whatever the circumstances....
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Bravefoot投稿者
Obtiks, do you also have that thing where the adults start yelling and arguing at each other for the pleasure of paying the entire bill? 😂😂😂
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Obtiks
Bravefoot, OMG..!!!! yes.!!!!!😂😂😂 the one that loses is so damn upset afterwards...
Obtiks
Bravefoot, i tried paying the bill, when my uncles were around.... they almost got physical, so i gave up the bill....
Bravefoot投稿者
Obtiks, it does get physical!! Damn, they grab each other arms so they can’t give the bills to the waiter 😂😂😂 So embarrassing, I always make sure to go to the toilet when it’s time to pay
Obtiks
Bravefoot, 😂😂😂i used to be embarassed, now i just join in..!!! its fun... but not with my uncles.... they are much senior to me... 😂😂😂😂you should try it as well...
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Hyde
My uncle's would do the same, i just say "y'all hurry up I don't wanna wait while y'all figure out who is buying my lunch". Something just to let them know what they are arguing about is silly.
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Bravefoot投稿者
Obtiks, hahaha, when we’ll have that coffee together I’ll make sure to make a scene and start yelling to pay the bill ;)
Obtiks
Bravefoot, 😂😂😂👍🏼
rico
Being an introvert, I tend to walk away from the rules and outlandish behaviors of those around me. Too much in my own head for those activities.
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Bravefoot投稿者
Ahaha, I used to be an introvert when I was a child, and those ‘rules’ and ‘traditions’ were actually comforting for me. Now that I am an extrovert they annoy me so much :D
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